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Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:11 AM

Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn't Exist

Source: MSN/Propublica

On Sunday morning, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp unleashed a stunning allegation: State Democrats had committed “possible cyber crimes” after a tipster told party officials he had found gaping security holes in the state’s voter information website. The affair quickly degenerated into volleying charges about whether Democrats had promptly informed officials of the possible security breach.

A representative for Kemp, the state’s Republican candidate for governor, denied vulnerabilities existed in the state’s voter-lookup site and said the problems alleged could not be reproduced. But in the evening hours of Sunday, as the political storm raged, ProPublica found state officials quietly rewriting the website’s computer code.

ProPublica’s review of the state’s voter system followed a detailed recipe created by the tipster, who was described as having IT experience and alerted Democrats to the possible security problems. Using the name of a valid Georgia voter who gave ProPublica permission to access his voter file, reporters attempted to trace the security lapses that were identified.

ProPublica found the website was returning information in such a way that it revealed hidden locations on the file system. Computer security experts had said that revelation could give an intruder access to a range of information, including personal data about other voters and sensitive operating system details.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-officials-quietly-patched-security-holes-they-said-didn’t-exist/ar-BBPnFVV?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=spartandhp



When Lindsey Graham becomes Attorney General, expect the politically motivated criminal investigations like the one being launched in Georgia to skyrocket.

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TomCADem Nov 6 OP
sandensea Nov 6 #1
diva77 Nov 6 #2
questionseverything Nov 6 #6
Drifter Nov 6 #3
SWBTATTReg Nov 6 #4
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:29 AM

1. One that facilitates electronic ballot-stuffing by the Kemp Klan, no doubt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:44 AM

2. Reminds me of how "voting" machine vendors installed uncertified software during the election

when Arnold stole the governorship of California 2003 -- beta-testing for stealing bigger elections; also the punch card machines did not record peoples' choice for governor in minority districts.

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/oct/16/local/me-ballots16

...am unable to find the article (I think LA Times) where Conny McCormack said matter-of-factly that uncertified software had been installed during that election. If anyone knows how to find it in way-back-machine, would appreciate help!

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Kemp and his antics - yet another reason to get rid of non-transparent, proprietary, computerized "election" equipment and return to handcounted paper ballots at precinct level with public oversight

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Response to diva77 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 03:14 PM

6. this line of article stood out to me

"Sunday, as the political storm raged, ProPublica found state officials quietly rewriting the website’s computer code. "


no one knows what commands they put in those machines...it's undemocratic


publically counted paper ballots and a tight change of custody is the answer

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 06:19 AM

3. I can assure you that ...


state officials were not quietly rewriting the websites computer code.

Cheers
Drifter

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 07:21 AM

4. There was discussions earlier in DU yesterday re. this issue...

Here's DU link...surprising to us that Georgia allowed this to occur, if this is the same thing/issue...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211366258

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 09:57 AM

5. CROOKED CORRUPT CRIMINALS

Those GOP cheat and lie so they had to cause the TROUBLE. I always think of this part of the country as a third world county were nobody wants to visit. I have only gone to school after high school and work in two different state. Those poor people have suffered for over 200 years.......

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